Silvana Olivo

Founder, The Wild Charm Factory

I’m an Italian – South African freelance writer based in France, I published a few books and spent many years in the eco-safari tourism industry.

My whole life I have promoted wildlife conservation through writing, fundraising initiatives and ecotourism.

After the premature loss of my husband Angelo in 2018, and inspired by his vitality, I’ve picked up the painting brush, eager to learn to paint and to adjust to the new reality through art, friendship and travel - with our young son Steve.

In recent times, travelling closer has made us rediscover our own local hidden gems, which turned out to be the key to a new creative initiative…

My journey draws inspiration from Nature while finding ways to help protect the wild. This is the story behind the Wild Charm Factory.

What is the Wild Charm Factory?